Monday, October 3, 2011

MOON KNIGHT! The Silver Age Covers?! Gene Colan! Marvel Comics Mirth!

What's this? Silver Age 60s covers, all featuring the mysterious Marvel MOON KNIGHT character? How can this be, as MK was created in the mid-70s, as part of the supporting cast in the WEREWOLF BY NIGHT comic?! Did we miss something? Rest at ease, frantic one, since it's all in good fun, as part of a multi-page project in MARVEL AGE magazine, from the early 90s! Marvel took hold of some of the best artists of the pandemonium-packed past, such as Gene Colan, John Romita Sr., and "dashin'" Don Heck, and gave them the assignment to re-imagine some classic covers, but this time with good ol' Moon Knight dropped in! A great and fun "what if--?" kinda feature! It's always fun to see what a "modern" character would look like if he or she existed in those far-flung past periods! Heck, I'd buy the modern MK books if they looked half this great! Click to enlarge and enjoy!




















4 comments:

Charles Benoit said...

So did they ever print any? They are awesome.

Al Bigley said...

Uhm, yes, in the aforementioned issue of MARVEL AGE...

Al Bigley

Christopher Ivy said...

Thanks for the share, Al! I remember fondly having a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ink Gene Colan as part of this project, as well as seeing my all my heroes' (including former boss, John Romita) renditions of MK. All these covers were also published as a back-up feature in the MOON KNIGHT SPECIAL EDITION one-shot that came out in 1992.

Al Bigley said...

Christopher-

Thanks for the comment!

I'll say it one more time:

What I wouldn't give to sit at JRSR's elbow and learn…and learn...

Al Bigley